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World Year of Physics 2005


This coin features a representation of Galileo Galilei used as an allegory of ‘Old Physics’ (Fisica antica). 2005 was chosen as the World Year of Physics because it marked the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's ‘miraculous year’ in which he published three important papers describing ideas that have since influenced all of modern physics.

Subject of commemoration

World Year of Physics 2005

Date of issue


Issuing country

San Marino

Coin image

World Year of Physics 2005 coin

Official Journal

C244 04.10.2005

Issuing volume